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2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

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LEAP honors CAF, LEF donors


IVP Larry McManamon accepts the award for highest LEF contribution by a local lodge on behalf of Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) from D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2012 received recognition during the 45th annual Legislative Education Action (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., May 5-9. The awards went to vice-presidential sections, individual lodges, and individual members.

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Facebook spurs political outreach

Martin Williams, Local 13

Lodges capitalize on power of social media

KEEPING MEMBERS AWARE of political developments affecting their jobs and unions has become much easier since social media tools became popular, say Boilermakers from several lodges.

Local 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 28, (Newark, N.J.) use Facebook specifically as a resource for political and legislative news and opinions, both at the state and federal levels. The lodges also share such information across their Facebook pages.

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Locals  L-13, L-28

LEAP 2013 tentative issues

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S REELECTION in November of 2012 signaled confidence from the American people regarding the direction of the country — and a strong rebuke of the Republican candidate’s vision for our nation. There was cautious hope that the 113th Congress, which began this past January, could begin to address America’s most pressing priorities.

Unfortunately, the partisan bickering and legislative gridlock on Capitol Hill have not changed.

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